EnviroCrete is a construction company that manufactures ecofriendly building materials and green construction solutions. It was founded in 2015 by Robert Pane, Shaiek Coe and Zuleigha Abderoef, and it’s a BBBEE level 1-rated company. Through a combined strategy of waste recycling, scrap wood utilisation and concrete prefabrication, EnviroCrete reduces the amount of waste generated in the construction process. In addition to their eco-friendly building materials, EnviroCrete uses bioclimatic building practices to create spaces that are optimally designed to save energy and reduce environmental impact.
The manufacturing of EnviroCrete products is what the organisation has referred to as a “bridge across industries”. What they mean by this is that through their process of recycling to manufacture, they engage with the waste collection, timber and prefabricated construction industries. Through these processes, EnviroCrete provides viable, cost-effective and ecofriendly alternatives to traditional building materials, while providing affordable, modern and dignity-affirming housing.
Through their specialised building system, EnviroCrete has developed an off-site, prefabricated system that allows for faster and easier construction, and better quality buildings. To achieve this, panels of the structure are precast and compiled without wet joining in a system that uses specially designed bolts and closures. This process reduces the time it takes to construct the building and since the panels are cast to design, there are significantly fewer offcuts and less wasted material.
The composition of EnviroCrete panels make them more insulating than ordinary concrete. This improved insulation reduces the need for electrically powered environmental control systems such as heaters and air-conditioning, reducing the long-term carbon footprint of EnviroCrete buildings.
Producing viable, cost-effective and ecofriendly alternatives to traditional building materials while providing affordable, modern and dignity-affirming housing